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New York Times, Tuesday, March 11, 1986

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,272

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Across
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Segments of a curve : ARCS
5
Of primary importance : BASAL
10
___ Sunday : PALM
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Hurdler's movement : LEAP
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State an idea : OPINE
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Dueling sword : EPEE
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Surrealist painter : DALI
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Site of a W.W. II conference : YALTA
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Kind of gas : TEAR
20
In the open : ALFRESCO
22
He wrote "Sentimental Journey" : STERNE
24
Domestic slave of yore : ESNE
25
Lager : BEER
26
___ daisy : SHASTA
29
Spread out troops again : REDEPLOY
33
Soho tavern : PUB
34
Vilify : SMEAR
36
"Remember the ___," 1898 slogan : MAINE
37
Syrian, e.g. : ARAB
39
Suffixes with depend and insist : ENCES
41
Astronauts' org. : NASA
42
Shade of brown : COCOA
44
River ducks : TEALS
46
Not gross : NET
47
Those who capacitate : ENABLERS
49
Baseball statistics : ATBATS
51
Cautious : WARY
52
Widgeon : SMEE
53
Commotion : POTHER
56
Utter foolishness : TOMMYROT
60
French dugout : ABRI
61
Sheeplike : OVINE
63
Buckeyes' home : OHIO
64
Easy victory : ROUT
65
Detecting device : RADAR
66
Dickens heroine : NELL
67
"Protectress" painter : KLEE
68
Prophets : SEERS
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Medicinal amount : DOSE
Down
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"M*A*S*H" actor : ALDA
2
Actual : REAL
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Ranch newcomer : CALF
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Church toppers : SPIRES
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Hidden item in the theme of this puzzle : BOYSNAME
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Hurriedly : APACE
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Fodder container : SILO
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Social insect : ANT
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Rented : LEASED
10
Barrie hero : PETERPAN
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Mimic : APER
12
Skinny : LEAN
13
Simple; bare : MERE
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Superlative suffixes : ESTS
23
Abound : TEEM
25
City in NE Ohio : BEREA
26
Modern frontier : SPACE
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Start of HOMES : HURON
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Manila hemp : ABACA
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Events at Aqueduct : RACES
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Woody vine : LIANA
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Beginning : ONSET
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Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
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Vestibule : ENTRY
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Quail : BOBWHITE
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Calabooses : SLAMMERS
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Amor's wings : ALAE
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Hold back : STEM
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Mistakes : ERRORS
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"___ the Blue Horizon" : BEYOND
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Submarine equipment : SONAR
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Hyde or Kensington : PARK
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Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
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Faithful : TRUE
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Flood is one : TIDE
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Current: Comb. form : RHEO
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Medium for Raphael : OILS
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
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Nero's "Alas!" : VAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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